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dyst0pian

 

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Left hand exercises anyone ? 

hola,
Being new not only to flamenco but guitar in general, i find a lot of my shortcomings are not from the right hand techniques but just the lack of dexterity in the left hand. Ive been practicing the crab exercises for a while now,it helps but im far from being able to do it at a normal speed, The barre exercises in the manual granados books have also been helping strenght and endurance ( actually, i was wondering if posting them having changed the order of notes would still be illegal copywright wise). Anyone have exercises they would like to share ?
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sorin popovici

 

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to dyst0pian

sorry to ask....but what are the crab exercises?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2006 17:03:49
 
Cloth Ears

 

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to dyst0pian

that would be walking up 1&3 then 2&4 to each string, or sequential string and so on...

a bit boring really, why not learn to play flamenco instead

dyst0pian: why not just learn a few falsettas from tab and as you practice, your dexterity, strength and accuracy will no doubt increase.

I know plenty of classicaL players who swear by exercises. Also, Gordon Giltrap's website has some interesting ones, but I would NOT recommend them to a beginner since you could hurt yourself if you are not careful.

http://www.giltrap.co.uk/techniques.htm
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2006 17:11:20
 
edgar884

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to dyst0pian

Here check these out they will kick your ass

This is what I would recomend for Beginners http://www.gabrieledgar.com/notation/Leftandrighthandexercise.ptb

Left Hand KIller http://www.gabrieledgar.com/notation/lefthandkiller.ptb

Thumb exerciseType of crab exercise theres many #2 http://www.gabrieledgar.com/notation/variationsonathumbexercise.ptb

Thumb Exercise #3 http://www.gabrieledgar.com/notation/Thumb_Exercise_3.ptb

PIcado #1 http://www.gabrieledgar.com/notation/picado.ptb

PIcado #2 http://www.gabrieledgar.com/notation/Picadoexercise2.

F Major Modes http://www.gabrieledgar.com/notation/fmajormodes.ptb

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2006 18:44:27
 
XXX

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to dyst0pian

LOL Edgar, you sadist!
"Left hand killer" deserve its name.
Picado 2 is also great and effective! It helped me much!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2006 20:22:36
 
Thomas Whiteley

 

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to dyst0pian

quote:

Anyone have exercises they would like to share ?


Try my web site.

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http://home.comcast.net/~flamencoguitar/flamenco.html
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2006 23:00:25
 
edgar884

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to Thomas Whiteley

Hey Thomas just wanted to say I've got a lot of great stuff off your site, much appreciated.

Lot of hard work there I know.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2006 23:53:06
 
edgar884

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to dyst0pian

Thanx Deniz, enjoy that Left Hand Killer it's the **** eh.

Thanx man enjoy,,,...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2006 23:54:57
 
Francisco

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to dyst0pian

Good stuff Edgar, thanks for sharing.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2006 10:44:16
 
dyst0pian

 

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to dyst0pian

Wow, thx theres some great stuff in there, i guess coming from a classical background your left hand needs no practice edgar
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2006 13:26:59
 
edgar884

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to dyst0pian

Not all classical playeres study left hand stuff like this. It just so happens I play in a hardcore band, and I'm obsessed with hammerons, I do a lot of them in my Band. I love like the hammeron type runs that Satriani uses. Any way in saying that I still have problems with the Flamenco left hand stuff, but not as much as that damn Pulgar.

Nope left hand needs practice every day thanx though.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2006 19:07:15
 
fevictor

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to dyst0pian

I can only view this forum at work and i am not able to down load this file: http://www.gabrieledgar.com/notation/lefthandkiller.ptb

Can someone please let me know how this excersise works??? Im dying to try it! (im a bit of a massacist) (but not much of a speller)!!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2006 22:59:49
 
dyst0pian

 

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to dyst0pian

Ha thats cool Edgar. I listened to hardcore for about 4 years before playing guitar. At first i learned guitar to play some converge, but then i thought that kind of guitar playing just doesnt work if you only like playing by yourself and not in a band. Thats when i discovered flamenco, where just a single guitar can play and its still music, not just guitar .
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 20 2006 11:12:41
 
himanshu.g

 

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to edgar884

http://www.gabrieledgar.com/
is not available anymore.

Does someone have these exercises stored somewhere else online?

thanks.
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cantejondo38

 

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to himanshu.g

These seem to be very helpful.


  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 11 2016 4:44:47
 
pundi64

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RE: Left hand exercises anyone ? (in reply to dyst0pian

You mean playing wise or stretching, here are some stretching exercise's: let you imagination go.









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